The Parkland girls tennis team remained unbeaten with four more wins last week.
The Lady Trojans (10-0) knocked off three strong opponents in Central Catholic, Southern Lehigh and Emmaus. The previously-undefeated Hornets (8-1) had been the only team to beat Southern Lehigh (6-2) this season. Parkland beat the Spartans and Emmaus by 7-0 scores.
Parkland 7, Emmaus 0
Jenna Peng (P) def. Kellly Nguyen 6-1, 6-1; Anna Qiu (P) def. Catherine Garrity 6-2, 6-1;...
One week after a dominating effort in shutting down Delaware Valley in their opening game, the Parkland football team was on the other end of the spectrum. Two turnovers and a slow night offensively doomed the Trojans in a 24-0 loss to Easton last Friday night at Cottingham stadium.
The offensive attack that put up 50 points just one week prior had a hard time finding any kind of rhythm.
The Red Rovers held Parkland to just 58 yards of total offense. The Trojans did not account...
Parkland played nearly flawless football last Friday night in a season-opening 50-8 win against Delaware Valley. But head coach Jim Morgans still sees some areas for improvement heading into the showdown with Lehigh Valley Conference power Easton this Friday night at Cottingham Stadium.
"The kids are aware, they know," said Morgans. "I mean we had an extra-point blocked, and if that happens against Easton it's going to cost you. And then we had to blow a timeout because we were going...
Heading into the 2013 season, Parkland volleyball head coach Mike Krause stressed teamwork as a key to success this year. Losing four starting players to graduation, including All-Americans Taylor Krause and Kelly Robertson, the Trojans have a more balanced team age wise.
"We have girls out there that are very solid passers," Krause said. "Lyndsey [Iacobelli], Avery [Perosa] and Morgan [Rentzheimer] give us a very good first contact. The way that the setters can distribute the ball,...
North and South Parkland youth football teams opened play in the Suburban-Blue Mountain Youth Football League.
Varsity (140 Pounds)
North Parkland 42, Forks 27
Dominic Nelson ran in touchdowns of 60 and 45 yards. David Polanki scored on runs of 15 and 10 yards. Dylan Rahm scored on a 25-yard catch from Jake Yannes, who also ran for a 15-yard touchdown.
Junior Varsity (120 Pounds)
North Parkland 21, Forks 0
Riley Reinhard scored...
Much of the hype surrounding the Parkland football team coming into the 2013 season had to do with the speed and athleticism of the returning skill players on both sides of the ball. That group didn't disappoint on opening night.
The Trojans tallied three touchdowns on just six plays in their first three possessions on their way to a 50-8 season-opening win over Delaware Valley at Orefield Middle School last Friday night. It was a far different contest than either of last year's two...
Six divers from the Parkland Diving program recently returned from the USA Junior Olympic Diving Championships in Minneapolis.
The competition is the most prestigious and competitive meet in the United States for young divers and is where future Olympians compete. The meet was used as a selection meet for the Team USA, which will compete in the upcoming Junior Pan Am Games in September. Divers who do well at the meet are selected for international competitions and national training...
The Lady Trojan tennis team remained undefeated with wins in its last three matches.
Parkland is 7-0 overall after shutting out its last three opponents, Liberty, Easton and Fleetwood.
Three Trojan players (Anna Qiu, TuQuyen Pham and Colleen Wylie) improved their individual records to 6-0 for the season.
Parkland 7, Liberty 0
Jenna Peng (P) def. Samantha Peterson 6-0, 6-1; Anna Qiu (P) def. Madelyn Conrad 6-2, 6-1; TuQuyen Pham (P) def. Emily Moss 6...
Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.
During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion.
It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.
Stroudsburg principal and MVC president...
Five Parkland High School golfers took first place as a team at the 19th Annual Owen McCall Memorial Golf Tournament.
The event was held at Green Pond Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 18. The tournament served as an official qualifier for the Lehigh Valley Amateur Junior Division. A total of 44 players battled for 16 coveted spots in the the LV Amateur Jr. match play.
All five Parkland golfers earned a spot in that tournament. Senior Chad Hess took first place in the McCall...